• 2 cups glutinous rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup glutinous rice flour for dusting
  • 2 cups grated coconut (niyog)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


Step 1

Combine glutinous rice flour and water in a bowl. Keep mixing until mixture turns into a dough. Dust hands and fingers with glutinous rice flour to prevent dough from sticking to hands while shaping it.

Step 2

Take 2 teaspoonfuls of the dough and roll into a ball. Flatten mixture against the palm.

Step 3

In a saucepot, boil 6 cups water. Drop palitaw pieces one at a time into the boiling water, taking extra care that they do not stick to each other in the pot.

Step 4 

When a palitaw floats to the surface, remove using a skimmer and transfer to a plate or tray. Cool slightly.

Step 5 

Dredge both sides of each palitaw in grated coconut then arrange on a baking sheet. Toast sesame seeds, then pound slightly in a mortar and pestle.

Step 6

Combine toasted seeds with  granulated sugar in a bowl and sprinkle over palitaw.



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